Spychips Are Coming To Your Clothes

In a pretty amazing piece of sleuthing, Katherine Albrecht and the organization CASPIAN–Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering–have gathered photographs from a trade show of Checkpoint’s item-level RFID clothing labels. These RFID tags, CASPIAN says, will be sewn into…

Sep 23, 2004

In a pretty amazing piece of sleuthing, Katherine Albrecht and the organization CASPIAN–Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering–have gathered photographs from a trade show of Checkpoint’s item-level RFID clothing labels. These RFID tags, CASPIAN says, will be sewn into clothing and unremovable. They’ll be used for both inventory control and anti-theft. No word yet on which companies will be using the technology and whether or not consumers will have an option of having the tags deactivated.